This year, however, we need prayers … prayers for Our Holy Father and Our Mother Church. Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he would retire as of February 28, 2013. He has led our Church since 2005, a thankless task that has taxed him beyond measure. He cites age, health, and stress …
Please pray for Pope Benedict XVI.
Please pray for Holy Mother Church. The Church, founded by Christ, will prevail … but times of persecution are sure to follow such an announcement. The vultures have started circling … assuming conspiracies, hidden secrets and other despicable “facts”.
Please pray for the conclave which will be called in March to elect, through the Holy Spirit’s intercession, a pope to lead us through.